Pop star Madonna plans to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin during her two-day stay in Moscow within the scope of her Confessions Tour. Putin’s daughters are said to be big Madonna fans. Russian news agencies report that the president’s daughters, Maria and Katya, made their father schedule a private meeting with the world’s biggest pop star after her show in Moscow. Putin reportedly agreed.
Madonna will have an official meeting and dinner with the Russian president in Moscow. Her first-ever show in Russia's capital is scheduled for September 11. Organizers of the star’s concert in Russia say that the date has nothing to do with 9/11 attacks, but is only a mere coincidence.
A source close to Madonna said that a meeting with President Putin has already been included in her plans. The singer would really like to meet the Russian president although she was not sure if a meeting was possible at all. It is rumoured that Madonna would like to talk to Putin about world problems. Russian news agencies also report that Putin has received a personal invitation from Madonna to attend her show in Moscow.
In the meantime, activists of Orthodox youth movement are going to express their protest against Madonna’s upcoming performance in Moscow. They find the singer’s rendition of her classic hit Live To Tell, which she performs on a giant mirrored cross, outrageously insulting and blasphemous.
Based on Russian media news reports
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov